Hatchbacks are no longer in demand? Ford cuts production of the Fiesta model

07-дек, 17;03 admin 1208
Ford will reduce production of the Fiesta hatchback at its plant in Cologne, Germany, in response to declining sales in the UK. The model is the best-selling car in England. This is a really serious problem for the manufacturer. In modern realities, cars of this format should maintain demand, but in Europe, demand is growing only for crossovers.

Ford will reduce Fiesta production to four days a week, as opposed to the five days it has had so far, which will affect 2,200 workers. It is expected that the reduction in production will continue until the end of the year, after which a second survey will take place in may.

"Southern Europe and the UK are seeing weaker demand (for the Fiesta), which leads to the need to adjust production,” a Ford representative told Automotive News Europe.
Total new car sales in the UK fell by 7.3 percent in January, and economic uncertainty after Brexit is one of the factors behind this decline.

The Cologne plant produces 1,150 Fiesta units a day, with one-third of this production shipped to the UK.http://fiatforum.lv/http://fiatforum.lv/